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Jersey Mike's Subs Opens Third Tri Valley Location »

July 24, 2014 at 12:24PM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Dublin, CA - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Dublin on July 16. First friends and now business partners, David, Cody, and Bennett Ball, and Michael and Beverly Mills, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, July 16 to Sunday, July 20 to support Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes.
The new restaurant, located at 3740 Fallon Road, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to The Fallen Heroes.
"We are so fortunate to take part in developing the Jersey Mike's brand in the Bay Area," said Bennett Ball. "The opportunity to open our doors in Dublin is very exciting for us and we look forward to serving and supporting this community...

Fresh Coat Painters Named Top 50 Military Franchise For Veterans »

July 24, 2014 at 11:59AM PDT | Source: Fresh Coat

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 - After a decade of franchising and upholding their commitment to making it possible for veterans to own a Fresh Coat franchise, the company has been recognized as one of USA Today's Top 50 Franchises for Veterans.
"Fresh Coat Painters is thrilled to be awarded for our efforts to be welcoming to our nation's veterans. Offering ownership discounts and additional support to our veterans looking to start their own Fresh Coat Painters franchise is something we're more than happy to do and it's great to be recognized for that. We are extremely proud of all of our franchisees who served in the military. They are truly top notch people and business owners," Fresh Coat Painters President Bernard Brozek said...

Senior Relocation Franchise Brings Expertise To Brazos Valley »

July 24, 2014 at 11:51AM PDT | Source: Caring Senior Service
Caring Senior Service Opportunities Available

Bryan, TX (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 - Jared Meyer and his family are looking forward to providing a needed service to the Bryan-College Station area through their new business, Caring Transitions of Brazos Valley, Texas.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site or online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. Caring Transitions of Brazos Valley serves Bryan, College Station, Conroe, Montgomery, Willis and the surrounding areas.
Jared launched Caring Transitions as a way to serve his community while supporting his family.
"Four months ago, when we started looking at Caring Transitions, I wasn’t looking to start my own business...

Win $5000 With The Uh Oh! Better Help MAACO Video Contest »

July 24, 2014 at 11:48AM PDT | Source: MAACO Collision Repair and Auto Painting

CHARLOTTE, NC - (Marketwired - Jul 24, 2014) - Maaco, North America's Largest Automotive Paint and Bodyshop, announces the launch of the "Uh Oh! Better Help Maaco!" video contest that offers contestants the chance to win $5,000 cash prize and have their commercial featured in one of Maaco's national campaigns.
Contestants are challenged to help take the Maaco brand to the next level by developing a 60 second commercial that will drives sales and build brand awareness. The end goal is to develop a positive commercial that tells the Maaco story. Contest rules and eligibility can be found at http://www.maaco.com/video_contest.html.
"We've helped more than 20 million people turn the car they drive back into the car they love. It's time to hear their story, embrace the unique and fresh experiences that people share with their car and share it with the world," says Artemio Garza, CMO of MAACO...

Dental Fix Awards 18th Franchise In Canada »

July 24, 2014 at 10:42AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
Dental Fix Opportunities Available

July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 48th franchise of 2014, in Ontario, Canada to Rami Farah, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Ottawa market, will be the 18th van to launch in Canada, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 97 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's been another tremendous year for us as we build on our brand's success, and continue to grow throughout the United States and Canada," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix.
Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals...

Starwood Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results »

July 24, 2014 at 10:20AM PDT | Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

STAMFORD, Conn. - July 24, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today reported second quarter 2014 financial results.
Second Quarter 2014 Highlights

Excluding special items, EPS from continuing operations was $0.77. Including special items, EPS from continuing operations was $0.80.
Adjusted EBITDA was $324 million.
Excluding special items, income from continuing operations was $147 million. Including special items, income from continuing operations was $153 million.
Worldwide Systemwide REVPAR for Same-Store Hotels increased 5.3% in constant dollars (5.1% in actual dollars) compared to 2013. Systemwide REVPAR for Same-Store Hotels in North America increased 6...

Former Keller High School Social Studies Teacher Opens Local Home Service Business »

July 24, 2014 at 10:14AM PDT | Source: Window Genie

Keller, TX (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 - Window Genie announces the grand opening of its newest location in Keller, TX on Monday August 4th. Window Genie is a nationally ranked home service franchise specializing in window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, gutter cleaning and more. Window Genie of Keller will serve the northern Tarrant County communities including northern Fort Worth, Keller, Watauga and surrounding areas. Mark Werpney is the owner/operator.
Before purchasing a Window Genie franchise Mark Werpney served his community as a high school social studies teacher for nine years; most recently at Keller High School. He taught a variety of subjects such as AP Government, U.S. History and Economics. "I felt an immense passion for teaching," Werpney said...

The Growth Coach Continues To Focus On Growth In The USA »

July 24, 2014 at 10:10AM PDT | Source: The Growth Coach

Over the next six months, The Growth Coach is putting targeted efforts into opening franchises in Chicago; Columbus; Atlanta; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; the New York metro area; Birmingham, Alabama; and Memphis.
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 - As The Growth Coach's reach expands internationally, the business and sales coaching franchise is also continuing to seek growth right here in the United States.
The Growth Coach is the world's leader in group coaching workshops and the only franchise dedicated to helping business leaders find both success in business and balance in life. Growth Coaches around the world serve small business owners, management professionals, sales teams and the self-employed, among others.
Over the next six months, The Growth Coach is putting targeted efforts into opening franchises in Chicago; Columbus; Atlanta; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; the New York metro area; Birmingham, Alabama; and Memphis...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Grosse Pointe Location »

July 24, 2014 at 10:09AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Grosse Pointe, MI - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Grosse Pointe on July 16. Franchise owners Louis Asher and Shawn Grafstein, along with manager Don VanDamme, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, July 16 to Sunday, July 20 to support Jack’s Place for Autism and Grosse Pointe South Athletics.
The new restaurant, located at 17020 Kercheval Avenue, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Jack’s Place for Autism or Grosse Pointe South Athletics.
"Jersey Mike’s is such a great opportunity and we immediately connected with the quality of the product and the company culture of giving back," said Asher...

Wyndham Worldwide Reports Second Quarter 2014 Earnings »

July 24, 2014 at 9:29AM PDT | Source: Wyndham Worldwide

Adjusted Diluted EPS Growth of 19%Raises Full Year EBITDA and EPS Guidance
PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN) today announced results for the three months ended June 30, 2014.
Second Quarter Highlights:

Adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $1.17, an increase of 19% from adjusted diluted EPS of $0.98 in the second quarter of 2013. Reported diluted EPS was $1.20, compared with $0.98 in the second quarter of 2013.
Revenues increased 7% compared with the second quarter of 2013.
Adjusted EBITDA increased 9% compared with the second quarter of 2013.
The Company repurchased 2.3 million shares of its common stock for $170 million...

New Orangetheory Fitness Studio Coming To Thousand Oaks »

July 24, 2014 at 9:03AM PDT | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

High-intensity Interval Fitness Franchise Plans Opening in California This September 
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, today announced that a new studio will be coming to Thousand Oaks, Calif. The Thousand Oaks studio will be located in Paseo Market Place in the Westlake Village community. There are nine Orangetheory Fitness studios currently open in California with several in development.
The studio is projected to open in September, but has begun offering pre-sale memberships at a discounted rate. Membership packages purchased during a studio's pre-sale can save customers up to 20 percent and prices are locked in through the duration of the membership...

Property Management Company Hits Milestone With 35 Franchise Locations Nationwide »

July 24, 2014 at 8:46AM PDT | Source: All County Property Management

July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // ST PETERSBURG, Fla. – All County® Property Management continues to expand its number of available franchise locations nationwide and recently acquired its 35th location. The company gained its first franchise five years ago.
All County® Property Management opened in 1990 with its headquarter location in St. Petersburg. Its mission is to ensure that every property owner has an honest and competent professional to manage their most valuable asset.
"Having more locations across the country provides an excellent opportunity for those looking to own their own business," said co-founder of All County® Property Management, Sandy Ferrera. "We provide all the needed tools, and I think people who research franchise opportunities and come across All County® see the tremendous potential for success...

Dr G’s Weight Loss And Wellness Expands Aesthetic Services  »

July 24, 2014 at 8:39AM PDT | Source: Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness

SynerG Reaction™by Viora Offers Patients a Safe and Non-Invasive Body Contouring and Skin Tightening Solution
July 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // DAVIE, Fla. - For many, losing the weight is only half the battle. Major weight loss can many times result in sagging skin and unsightly stretch marks, overshadowing a person's sense of accomplishment and helping weaken his or her confidence. Unfortunately, in many of these cases, exercise alone cannot get rid of excess skin. To help patients achieve a complete transformation and attain the results they really want, Dr. G's Weight Loss & Wellness, a medically-supervised weight loss and wellness program, has launched SynerG Reaction™by Viora, a non-surgical and effective skin tightening, cellulite reduction and body contouring series of treatments...

Staffing Industry Analysts Ranks Labor Finders In The Largest Staffing Firms U.S. List For 2014 »

July 24, 2014 at 8:30AM PDT | Source: Labor Finders


Labor Finders: Recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts 2014 Largest Staffing and Talent Engagement Firms in the USA
Labor Finders: Wins Inavero’s Best of Staffing For Five Consecutive Years: 2010 – 2014
Labor Finders: Receives the Exclusive Diamond Award from Best of Staffing
Labor Finders: Rated Significantly Higher Than The Industry Average
Labor Finders: Offers A No-Nonsense Guarantee
Labor Finders: Respect, Appreciation and Safety

July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - Labor Finders International, the oldest and largest privately held industrial labor staffing franchise company in the United States, was ranked number 41 in the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) prestigious 2014 Largest Staffing and Talent Engagement Firms annual list for the United States...

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. Reports Sixth Consecutive Quarter Of Operating Improvement With Second Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results »

July 24, 2014 at 8:06AM PDT | Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop

First six months pre-tax income of $1.3 million, a $7.3 million improvement from a pre-tax loss of $6.0 million in the first six months of fiscal 2013Company ends the second quarter with $41.8 million in cash and no debt
ST. LOUIS - (BUSINESS WIRE) - July 24, 2014 - Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) today reported results for the 2014 second quarter and twenty-six weeks ended June 28, 2014.
Second Quarter 2014 Highlights (13 weeks ended June 28, 2014):

Consolidated net retail sales were $75.4 million while operating 10 fewer stores at quarter’s end compared to $80.4 million in the fiscal 2013 second quarter, a decrease of 7.7%, excluding the impact of foreign exchange;
Consolidated comparable store sales decreased 4...

The Dwyer Group Now Accepting Applications For Women In The Trades Scholarships »

July 24, 2014 at 7:54AM PDT | Source: Dwyer Group, The

Women in The Trades Program Continues to Advance Education and Career Opportunities for Women in the Service Trades Across The Country
July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas – The Dwyer Group, a holding company of seven service-based franchise brands, is accepting applications now through September 30th for the next round of Women in the Trades scholarships.
Interested candidates can apply for a $1,500 scholarship to be used at a trade or technical school for any of seven specialties, including: HVAC, plumbing, electrical repair, glass repair and replacement, appliance repair, restoration or landscaping. The scholarships are available to women working towards a career in the trades, to students studying for a career in the trades, or to front-line female employees at franchise locations for any of The Dwyer Group service brands...

Dunkin' Brands Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results »

July 24, 2014 at 7:33AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Brands

CANTON, Mass., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Second quarter highlights include:

Dunkin' Donuts U.S. comparable store sales growth of 1.8%
Added 151 net new restaurants worldwide including 75 net new Dunkin' Donuts in the U.S.
Revenue increased 4.6%
Adjusted operating income increased 3.3%; adjusted operating income margin of 49.3%
Diluted adjusted EPS increased 14.6% to $0.47
Board of Directors declares $0.23 third quarter dividend

Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts (DD) and Baskin-Robbins (BR), today reported results for the second quarter ended June 28, 2014.
"Second quarter sales growth was below our expectations with Dunkin' Donuts U...

Benetrends Continues To Drive Franchise Development Through Proprietary $100 Million Fund »

July 24, 2014 at 7:25AM PDT | Source: Benetrends, Inc

McAlister's® Deli Secures $15 Million in Initial Funding to Expand across U.S. 
July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // NORTH WALES, Pa. - Benetrends, the trusted leader in franchise funding, announced today McAlister's Deli has secured funding through its $100 million franchise financing program, which launched in January. McAlister's, a leading fast casual restaurant, will receive $15 million in funding to drive its expansion across the U.S.
"This year, we've helped franchisors secure $35 million to grow their presence in new and existing markets and we are thrilled to partner with McAlister's, a rapidly expanding fast casual concept," said Rocco Fiorentino, president & CEO, Benetrends, Inc. "According to the International Franchise Association, franchise businesses are projected to grow faster than the rest of the economy in 2014...

Zippy Shell USA, LLC Heads To The "The Big Apple" With The Sale Of Manhattan Location! »

July 24, 2014 at 7:08AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. - Zippy Shell USA, LLC is proud to announce they have taken a huge leap in the portable storage and moving industries with the sale of a franchise location in Manhattan, New York. This new franchise, under the ownership of Phillip Kim, will give unprecedented service to one of the most densely populated areas in the United States.
After growing up in Long Island and going to college in Boston, Kim moved back to New York, taking residence in New York City. In the early 1990s, Kim and some college classmates started one of the first Internet Service Providers in New York City and possibly one of the first companies of its kind in the entire world. He has also worked for a variety of Internet-startup companies in the past as well...

CruiseOne® Announces 900th Franchise Location »

July 24, 2014 at 7:02AM PDT | Source: CruiseOne

Home-Based Travel Franchise Also on Track to Reach Veteran Recruitment Goal
July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – CruiseOne®, a leading home-based travel franchise as part of World Travel Holdings, has reached another milestone with the opening of its 900th franchise location, with more than 100 locations opening since January 2014.
"While we are thrilled to achieve such an impressive milestone of having 900 franchisees, our ultimate goal is providing our network of franchise owners with an unparalleled level of personalized support," said Debbie Fiorino, senior vice president of CruiseOne. "We have a saying that we are large enough to lead the industry, but small enough to care about each and every franchise owner...



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